Wow, these improvements to the next major version of BigBlueButton will be great! docs.bigbluebutton.org/2.6/new

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My small contribution to #Fediverse & #ActivityPub

#MaPleFeed

#Opensource tool to Embed #Mastodon or #Pleroma profile #feed on any web page.

Soon i will add more themes, more supported platforms etc.

Feel #free to #test and use. Your comments and suggestions are welcome. Please #boost ❤️

https://maplefeed.bihlink.com/
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@omgubuntu the key to taking money from Microsoft is to realise they're giving you money to gain influence. Don't allow yourself to depend on it, and don't feel gratitude. Just use the money to undermine, to the extent possible, proprietary software.

@omgubuntu the key to taking money from Microsoft is to realise they're giving you money to gain influence. Don't allow yourself to depend on it, and don't feel gratitude. Just use the money to undermine, to the extent possible, proprietary software.

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@lightweight @pricklyheart LibreOffice is not only working like a champ for the old Word 3 formatted documents but also the old QuickDraw PICT images which I can convert to PNG.

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Red-naped Sapsucker

Striking medium-sized woodpecker of western North America. Long, solid white wing patch helps distinguish it from Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers. Adult male has red cap and throat; females are similar but with white chin; juveniles are messy brownish-gray overall. The namesake red nape is just a small patch and can be difficult to see. Compare with the extremely similar Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, which barely overlaps in range. Note male Red-naped has a more extensive red throat patch with a narrow, broken black border, and the white markings on the back are less extensive and loosely organized into two rows. Head pattern usually separates it from Red-breasted Sapsucker, but beware some hybrids occur. Breeds in montane forest, often with aspens or willows. Descends to lower elevations in winter; occurs in a variety of woodland habitats from the southwestern U.S. to central Mexico. Like other sapsuckers, drills rows of sap wells into tree bark. Listen for irregular drumming (like morse code) and various nasal calls.

Link: ebird.org/species/rensap

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Nice, the #EU gave #Mozilla money to develop an offline, privacy friendly translation engine, and it's been released!

blog.mozilla.org/en/mozilla/lo

@mackiwg @clintlalonde @creativecommons heh heh. I guess it might be too closely aligned with their terms of reference.

@pricklyheart @cogdog yeah, I was going to suggest LibreOffice - it has far better MS format support than MS Office does. Good luck!

@nicemicro @fuesstest @normandc Yes, I suppose that many people think email is part of an 'office suite'. I don't hold that opinion, but I wouldn't use NC for email. I use Mailcow. It's industrial strength, with comprehensive functionality and can integrate nicely (thanks to adhering to open email-related standards) with NC.

TIL I learned that I share a birthday with Ian Brown, my least favourite member of the Stone Roses (one of my favourite bands)...

Christianity, meta 

@rune I'd say it's quite likely, and the 'supernatural' story served the interests of the Council of Nicaea... I strongly suspect that the entire edifice of Christianity is built upon nothing but personal ambition of a few folks whose identities are lost in the mists of time. I also suspect that's true of *every* human religion.

Christianity, meta 

@lightweight@mastodon.nzoss.nz @rune heh, oops, switched accounts unintentionally 😁

Christianity, meta 

@rune I found out something interesting a few years back. Some friends who are Hindu said that the Buddhist monks in the Indian Himalayas tell the story of a 'Jesus of Nazareth' arriving with his wife and children, having crossed the mountains (quite alive). He quickly achieved status as a respected guru, living to an old age. That's the story (apparently) most Hindus know. I believe they rival Christians in number worldwide... so, the big question: which story is right?

@nicemicro @normandc @mastobikes it might be an issue with the Apple App store - they're no fans of . Apple's 30% cut of $0 is $0.

@nicemicro @normandc @mastobikes I'd have to check again, but I'm pretty sure I've used the OnlyOffice on Android - and I think there might even be a mobile version of it.

@nicemicro @normandc @mastobikes I use the NC Sync app on Android (I don't use Apple stuff, or Microsoft for that matter :) )...

@normandc @mastobikes fwiw, I'm a committed cycling advocate :) - my company set up the original spokes.org.nz and can.org.nz sites (not the current versions - that was a decade ago)... you can find the originals on archive.org :)

@normandc @mastobikes Discourse would be a no-brainer comprehensive Google Groups replacement (NextCloud might offer plenty of functionality - it includes vid conferencing and collaboration around documents) even providing excellent "participate via email" functionality... I can provide help with Discourse - here's some upgrade documentation...
tech.oeru.org/upgrading-docker

@normandc @mastobikes plus wrote this (but slightly outdated): tech.oeru.org/installing-nextc - now I deploy OnlyOffice rather than Collabora. It's all and free of any license costs. Can be hosted on a $20-$40/month commodity VPS...

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